“Giveaway” – 53 word contest entry

Press 53 sponsors a 53-word story contest every month. Their winners are fantastic – amazing what they can do with such a short word count! This month’s theme was “giving”. Check out the winner for November and the contest rules at


By Heather Cash Morris

Her wealthy aunt’s final words had been “I’m going to give…” Give what? Kylie wondered. To me? To Alex? To Marilee? Weeks passed before her aunt’s lawyer sent word – the money, in its abundance and entirety, had passed to charity. Alex fumed. Marilee fussed. Kylie understood – her aunt had given up the ghost.

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